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Routledge Handbook of Well-Being

1st Edition

Edited by Kathleen T. Galvin


346 pages

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The Routledge Handbook of Well-Being explores diverse conceptualisations of well-being, providing an overview of key issues and drawing attention to current debates and critiques. Taken as a whole, this important work offers new clarification of the widely used notion of well-being, focusing particularly on experiential perspectives.

Bringing together leading authors from around the world, Routledge Handbook of Well-Being reflects on:

  • What it is that is experienced by humans that can be called well-being.
  • What we know about how to understand it.
  • How well-being is manifested in human endeavours through a wide range of disciplines, including the arts.

This comprehensive reference work will provide an authoritative overview for students, practitioners, researchers and policy makers working in or concerned with well-being, health, illness and the relation between all three across a range of disciplines, from sociology, healthcare and economics to philosophy and the creative arts.

Table of Contents

Part I: The Human Experience of Wellbeing

What is wellbeing? Philosophical and theoretical foundations

Chapter 1 Paul Gilbert

Residence, Identity and Wellbeing

Chapter 2 Nigel Rapport

A Sense of Well-Being: The Anthropology of a First-Person Phenomenology

Chapter 3 Robert Mugerauer

Cities, Wellbeing, World- A Heideggarian Analysis

Chapter 4 Hirobumi Takenouchi

Dwelling in the world with others as mortal beings: ‘Well-being’ in post-disaster Japanese Society

Chapter 5 Jennifer Bullington

Well-being and Being-well: A Merleau-Pontian perspective on Psychosomatic Health

Chapter 6 Charlotte Knowles

Feminist Approaches to Well-being

Chapter 7 Samuel Clark

Philosophical Taxonomies of Well-being

Chapter 8 Les Todres and Kathleen T. Galvin

Dwelling- Mobility: An Existential Theory of Well-being

Chapter 9 Gideon Calder

Capabilities, Well-being and Universalism.


Part II: How are understandings of well-being developing? Disciplinary and professional perspectives

Chapter 10 David Seamon

Well-being and phenomenology: Lifeworld, Natural Attitude, Homeworld and Place

Chapter 11 Timothy Darvill, Vanessa Heaslip, Kerry Barras

Heritage and Well-being: Therapeutic places, past and present

Chapter 12 Minae Inahara

Disability and Ambiguities: Technological Support in a Disaster Context

Chapter 13 Stephen Burwood

The Existential situation of the patient: Well-being and Absence

Chapter 14 Karin Dahlberg, Albertine Ranheim, Helena Dahlberg

Ecological health and caring

Chapter 15 Chris Milton

A Jungian contribution to the notion of well-being

Chapter 16 Lennart Nordenfeldt

A new stance on Quality of Life

Chapter 17 Virgina Eatough

"What can’t be cured must be endured": Living with Parkinson’s disease.

Chapter 18 Eleonora P. Uphoff & Kate E. Pickett

The Distribution, Determinants and Root Causes of Inequalities in Well-being

Chapter 19 Stephen Wallace

Agencies of Well--being

Chapter 20 Ann Hemingway

Embodied Routes to Well-being: Horses and Young People

Chapter 21 Julie Jomeen & Colin Martin

Well-being and quality of life in maternal care context

Chapter 22 Steven Smith

Well-Being and Self-Interest: Personal Identity, Parfit, and Conflicting Attitudes to Time in Liberal Theory and Social Policy

Chapter 23 KMW (Bill) Fulford & Kathleen T. Galvin

Values-based Practice: at Home with our Values

Part III: How is Well-being manifest in human life? The Aesthetic of Well-being

Chapter 24 Dorthe Jorgensen

Creativity and Aesthetic Thinking: Towards an Aesthetics of Well-being

Chapter 25 Deborah Padfield

Collaborative drawings: blue-prints of conversation dynamics: The role of images and image-making processes to improve communication and the wellbeing of pain patients and clinicians in a series of art workshops at the National Portrait Gallery, London.

Chapter 26 Catherine Lamont-Robinson

Embodied connectivity through the Visual and Tactual arts.

Chapter 27 Monica Prendergast and Carl Leggo

Poetry and/ as Wellness

Chapter 28 Jennifer Schulz

Thirteen ways of looking at a clinic

Chapter 29 Denis Francesconi

Eudaimonic Well-being and Education

Chapter 30 Kathleen T. Galvin & Les Todres

Eighteen Kinds of well-being but there may be many more: A conceptual Framework that provides direction for Caring

About the Editor

Kathleen T. Galvin is Professor of Nursing Practice, School of Health Sciences at the University of Brighton, UK.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Health Care Delivery
MEDICAL / Nursing / Research & Theory